March 24, 2003

KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 named Region One's

Portland, OR--KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 was the most honored Portland-area television station at the recent Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In all, Northwest NewsChannel 8 won three of eleven awards given out in the Region 1 Television Large Market Division, including the coveted award for "Best Newscast." Region 1 is comprised of stations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The awards, given out by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Best Newscast NewsChannel 8 at 11
Best Use of Video "Climbing for a Cure" - Ken McCormick, photojournalist
Best Web Site - Jim Parker, Director of News and Operations

"Winning the Edward R. Murrow Award for the Best Newscast in the Pacific Northwest is a distinct honor for Northwest NewChannel 8," Executive News Director Rod Gramer said. "There was a lot of competition for this award, including from all the stations in Seattle. The viewers of Oregon and southwest Washington have already honored us by making NewsChannel 8 the most-watched television news organization in the area. It is nice to have that leadership confirmed and recognized by our fellow journalists who bestowed on us one of broadcasting's most coveted awards - the Murrow."

Jim Parker, Director of News and Operations of added "All of us at are flattered and proud at being so honored with one of the industry's most prestigious awards. The years 2002 and 2003 have been watershed markers for, with the amount of breaking news we've had to cover, so it's nice to be recognized for all the hard work we've put into how we've covered news and offered a unique service to web-users."

About KGW
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